Interpreting rates in Portugal
Thread poster: Mariana Rohlig Sa

Mariana Rohlig Sa  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2011

Dear all,

Does anyone know what the going interpreting rates for half a day and full day are in Portugal at the moment? An agency has approached me and I am not aware of the rates there.

Thank you!


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Rates in portugal Mar 22, 2011

Around €500 for a day's contract on the quality interpreting market, but there are plenty of shady agencies offering €200-300 for unqualified interpreters.
Get in contact with AIIC Portugal for more details.
Hope that helps!

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Rodolfo Martins
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Hi Mar 27, 2011

Hi, im currently still studying languages but I' just wondering how do you get approached by companies? how do they find out about you?


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Be proactive Apr 27, 2011

You have to get out there a bit. Of course it's vital that you finish your studies first though, and if you want to interpret you would be well advise to learn how to do it's not just a question of knowing your languages well. UAL in Lisbon has a good Master programme...get in touch with them when you're coming to the end of your undergrad studies. Oh, and learn a slightly different language...the Portuguese market is flooded with En, Es and Fr into Port. German is useful and so is Polish (for EU work).
Good luck!

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